November 22, 2020 DCLM Daily Manna Devotional : Topic – THE PRICE OF REDEMPTION
SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 22, 2020
TOPIC: THE PRICE OF REDEMPTION
TEXT: Jeremiah 31:1-14
“For the LORD hath redeemed Jacob, and ransomed him from the hand of him that was stronger than he.” – (Jeremiah 31:11)
In “Exposition of the Gospel According to Luke”, William McComb wrote: “Chief of sinners though I be, Jesus shed His blood for me. Died that I might live on high. Lives that I may never die.” This excerpt captures the whole essence of Christ’s sacrifice for humanity. However, it is unfortunate that many still live their lives like kids, who hold tight to little prized treasure despite their parents’ plea, hence missing out of better things. Man’s ignorance and short-sightedness make him cling to the short-lived pleasure and attraction of this world to their own detriment. As a result, they lose eternal bliss which the Father has prepared for them.
Our text clearly explains the benefits of redemption to those who have accepted Jesus Christ as their Lord and Saviour. It also x-rays God’s commitment to deliver and defend those whom He has given grace and shown mercy. In this context, redemption is key to experiencing His everlasting love. It also offers freedom from the bondage of sins through the ransom Christ paid on our behalf at Calvary. The price for man’s redemption is greater than what he could pay, thus demanding God’s intervention through His Son, Jesus Christ.
However, many have not appreciated it. As revealed in our text, the benefits of our redemption include becoming a member of God’s family; experiencing His everlasting love; enjoying all-round fruitfulness and prosperity; healing for those who are sick; partaking in supernatural blessings and guarantee of eternal life, among others. How then can you partake in these benefits? Firstly, you must recognise that Christ has died for the sins of all men. Secondly, you must confess all sins and turn away from them. Thirdly, you must accept Christ as Lord and Saviour.
THOUGHT FOR THE DAY:
No life outside Christ, accept Him now.
THE BIBLE IN ONE YEAR: